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Sarmad is an independent, non-profit interdisciplinary platform for research, publishing, collective thinking, and education in the fields of art, architecture and design.

Based in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, Sarmad has been evolving since its foundation in 2012. It started as a magazine for experimental photography and evolved into a platform working across different disciplines from photography, visual arts and architecture to writing, performance art and film.

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Sarmad Radio is the podcast section of Sarmad Platform.
Sarmad is an independent, non-profit interdisciplinary platform for research, publishing, collective thinking, and education in the fields of art, architecture and design.

Based in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, Sarmad has been evolving since its foundation in 2012. It started as a magazine for experimental photography and evolved into a platform working across different disciplines from photography, visual arts and architecture to writing, performance art and film.

    Episode 2 - Part 2 - Cleaning as Training to Stay in the Now - with Shoukei Matsumoto

    Episode 2 - Part 2 - Cleaning as Training to Stay in the Now - with Shoukei Matsumoto

    In this episode we had the honor of talking with Shoukei Matsumoto, Japanese Zen Buddhist monk, who is the author of the life-changing book "A Monk's Guide to a Clean House and Mind", which has been translated into 18 different languages.

    Shoukei argues that cleaning is not just about removing dirt but a practice to stay in the present, a practice of cultivating the mind and heart.

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    In this second part of episode 2, we talked more in details about the book, read some excerpts from it, had some insightful discussion about cleaning different parts of house and found some common things between the Japanese and Iranian culture. 

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    Shoukei graduated from Tokyo University's School of Religious Studies. Right after graduation, he joined Komyoji temple as a monk. He completed MBA from Indian School of Business in 2011.

    Selected to attend the Forum of Young Economic Leader in 2013, Matsumoto has created a 'temple cafe' and an 'online temple', Higan-ji, where he offers people a way to rebuild traditional Buddhism through new media.

    • 40 min
    Episode 2 - Part 1 - Cleaning as Training to Stay in the Now - with Shoukei Matsumoto

    Episode 2 - Part 1 - Cleaning as Training to Stay in the Now - with Shoukei Matsumoto

    In this episode we had the honor of talking with Shoukei Matsumoto, Japanese Zen Buddhist monk, who is the author of the life-changing book "A Monk's Guide to a Clean House and Mind", which has been translated into 18 different languages.

    Shoukei argues that cleaning is not just about removing dirt but a practice to stay in the present, a practice of cultivating the mind and heart.

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    In this first part of episode 2, we talked about the book as well as his journey to a monastic life. And we also laughed a lot. 

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    Shoukei graduated from Tokyo University's School of Religious Studies. Right after graduation, he joined Komyoji temple as a monk. He completed MBA from Indian School of Business in 2011.

    Selected to attend the Forum of Young Economic Leader in 2013, Matsumoto has created a 'temple cafe' and an 'online temple', Higan-ji, where he offers people a way to rebuild traditional Buddhism through new media.

    • 41 min
    Episode 1 - Mental Health with Hamja Ahsan

    Episode 1 - Mental Health with Hamja Ahsan

    In this first episode, our guest is the inspiring Hamja Ahsan, artist, writer, curator, and the author of the book Shy Radicals: Antisystemic Politics of the Militant Introvert, a work of speculative fiction about a revolutionary political party like the Black Panthers for shy, quiet, introvert and autistic spectrum peoples with a utopic homeland called Aspergistan. 

    Our theme is mental health and in order to address that, we talked about introversion, the sometimes-unbearable weight of being a full-time professional artist, depression as a defense mechanism of our bodies, the 27 club and about doing absolutely nothing, both as healing and as a source of more anxiety.

    Intro music was made by Behzad Abbasy, which is a cover of Who Knows by Jimi Hendrix, a 27-clubber.



    Hamja Ahsan

    @hamjaahsan

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